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How to Stop Ruminating Over Your Poker Mistakes

Ever mess up a hand and find it hard not to obsess over it going forward? Dr. Tricia Cardner has some tips to help you avoid ruminating over poker mistakes.

Uncharted Territory: Playing a Final Table Without Antes

At the final table of a pot-limit Omaha tournament, Gareth Chantler explores how the absence of antes affects strategic considerations when eyeing pay jumps

Thinking Poker: When Ace-King Misses

Focusing too much on unpleasant postflop outcomes with ace-king shouldn't deter you from seeking profit with one of the best starting hands hold'em.

Mixin’ it Up in Monaco: Five Things Mixed-Games Players Know That Others Don’t

The EPT11 Grand Final has a wide variety of mixed games on the schedule, suggesting it is a good time for NLHE players to start learning other games.

Seven Dirty Poker Tricks (and How to Fight Back)

"Angle shooting" players have a wealth of tricks they try to employ. Being able to identify their moves and combat them can protect you from falling victim.

Talking Poker: Bankroll Management

This week's "Talking Poker" discusses bankroll management and strategies involved with choosing your stakes for cash games and tournaments.

Igor Kurganov Explains How to Play Against Your Friends

PokerNews caught up with Igor Kurganov during a deep run in the EPT11 Grand Final €100,000 Super High Roller to ask him about playing against familiar foes.

Exploiting a Tight Image To Make a Deep WSOP Event Run

Josh Cahlik recounts how by recognizing he had a tight image in a WSOP event he was able to use how others were perceiving him to his advantage.

Representing on the River: Turning a Pair Into a Bluff

The Mid-States Poker Tour Maryland Live! final table provides an interesting hand in which a player turns a pair into a bluff with a river check-raise.

The Absent Chip Leader: An Interesting Final Table Dynamic

At the final table of an online tournament, the overwhelming chip leader suddenly disconnects and doesn't return. How does that affect others' strategy?

Hold’em with Holloway, Vol. 26: Is Keeping the Short Stack Alive Collusion?

In the latest Holloway with Hold'em, Managing Editor Chad Holloway examines an interesting tournament scenario involving the short stack.

Truth in Fiction: Poker Insight from Jesse May’s “Shut Up and Deal”

Jesse May's 1998 novel "Shut Up and Deal" presents the life of a full-time poker player with gritty realism and a wealth of useful insight.

A “Preflight Checklist”: Six Things to Think About Before the Flop

Do you have a "preflight checklist" when you play poker? You should. Here's a list of items to think about once preflop betting is done and before the flop.

Talking Poker: Polarized

This week's "Talking Poker" explains what is meant when a player's range is described as "polarized" and some of the strategies associated with the concept.

The Benefits of Taking a Poker Break

Poker can be so absorbing it's hard sometimes to pull away from the game. But taking a break can be beneficial in many ways.

Playing in the WSOP? Be Psychologically Prepared With These Five Tips

Dr. Tricia Cardner, author of "Postive Poker" with Jonathan Little, offers five tips for helping WSOP players with their psychological preparedness.

Allen Kessler Looking Forward to Improved Structures, Added Events at 2015 WSOP

Allen "Chainsaw" Kessler shares his thoughts regarding changes to tournament structures and added events at this year's 2015 World Series of Poker.

The Difficulty of Trying to Get Weaker Players to Fold Overpairs

Even if you correctly read your opponent as holding an overpair to the board, that doesn't always make it correct to try to push the player off the hand.

On Starting Hand Charts Ranking the 169 Hands in Hold’em

Charts ranking the 169 different starting hands in Texas hold'em can be very intriguing, but it's important to remember they are of limited value.

Hold’em with Holloway, Vol. 25: Heinz’ Ace-High Call Shows Why He's a World Champ

In the latest Holloway with Hold'em, Managing Editor Chad Holloway recalls a memorable hand and ace-high call by Pius Heinz from last year at EPT Sanremo.